American Nelly Korda Wins Olympic Gold Medal

Nelly Korda Wins Olympic Gold Medal
Nelly Korda of Team United States celebrates with the gold medal at the victory ceremony at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasumigaseki CC on Aug 7, 2021 in Kawagoe, Japan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

With a 4-foot par putt on the final hole, Nelly Korda claimed a one-shot victory and Olympic Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

The world No. 1 shot a 2-under 69 to finish 17-under par, finishing one stroke clear of Japan’s Mone Inami and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko. (Inami took the silver medal after making par on the first playoff hole, with Ko earning bronze.)

“It was very stressful, but I kept it together. I fought pretty hard,” said Korda, standing beside her older sister Jessica, who shot 64 to finish T15.

Nelly Korda Wins Olympic Gold Medal
Nelly Korda of Team United States celebrates with her sister Jessica Korda after Nelly secured the gold medal on the 18th green during the final round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasumigaseki CC on Aug 7, 2021 in Kawagoe, Japan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann via Getty Images)

Jessica added, “This is just kind of like almost legend status that you would get on just as a golfer period, male or female.

“This is just a dream season to have. I hope that it keeps continuing because it’s so much fun to watch it.”

The new Olympic champ celebrated her victory on the 18th green with her sister and fellow Team USA teammates Danielle Kang (-7, T20) and Lexi Thompson (-3, 33).


Tokyo 2020 Olympics


Leaderboard: Top-10

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4)
1. Nelly Korda -17 (-2)
2. Mone Inami -16 (-6)
3. Lydia Ko -16 (-6)
4. Aditi Ashok -15 (-3)
5. Emily Kristine Pedersen -13 (-3)
5. Hannah Green -13 (-3)
7. Stephanie Meadow -12 (-5)
8. Shanshan Feng -11 (-4)
9. Yuka Saso -10 (-6)
9. Jin Young Ko -10 (-3)
9. Xiyu Lin -10 (-3)
9. Sei Young Kim -10 (-3)
9. Nasa Hataoka -10 (-2)
9. Nanna Koerstz Madsen -10 (-2)

Notables

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4)
15. Jessica Korda -9 (-7)
20. Danielle Kang -7 (-6)
20. Madelene Sagstrom -7 (+1)
23. Patty Tavatanakit -5 (-3)
23. Inbee Park -5 (-2)
23. Anna Nordqvist -5 (-1)
23. Leona Maguire -5 (E)
29. Carlota Ciganda -4 (-2)
29. Minjee Lee -4 (-3)
29. Brooke Henderson -4 (-4)
33. Lexi Thompson -3 (-2)
43. Ariya Jutanugarn +1 (+1)
55. Mel Reid +8 (-3)

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